Losing your job under any circumstance is difficult.
It can take months or years to find a comparable position and recover the income level and stability you previously had. Although an employer is not legally required to provide a reason for a dismissal in Missouri there are state and federal laws in place to protect employees against wrongful termination.
You may have a basis for a wrongful termination action if your employer fired you because of:
- Discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or pregnancy
- Your reporting of illegal activity in the workplace such as financial crimes, sexual harassment or discrimination — in which case you are legally protected from "whistleblower retaliation"
- A Workers' Compensation claim you filed
- You reported illegal activity of your employer or a supervisor
- Your decision to exercise your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act
- Whistle blowing - reporting of illegal conduct of an employer or supervisor that results in wrongful discharge
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